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Peer Support Coordinators gather members in order to disperse them into groups. Prior to receiving their group assignments, students enjoyed food and drinks in the Student Lounge.

Peer Support reaches new sign-up record

Claire Conner October 5, 2021

After receiving a record number of sign-ups, Peer Support gathered for its first meeting of the school year Oct. 4. Peer Support meets once weekly to share social and academic issues and bond with group...

From left to right: Peer Support Leaders and Trainees Lily Saada 22, Eliza Koblentz 23, Alec Rosenthal 22, Sophia Haynes 22, Henry Wendorf 23, Will Sherwood 23 and Harry Tarses 23 relax in their pajamas before going to sleep. The Peer Support retreat is one of the few overnight trips the school has authorized since the pandemic.

Peer Support retreat kicks off 2021-22 program

Fallon Dern September 18, 2021

Peer Support leaders and trainees participated in a bonding retreat at Camp Ramah from Sept. 10 to 12. This marked the program's first overnight trip since COVID-19 moved the group meetings to Zoom. Students...

Students gathered at school Saturday, Feb. 20, for the first on-campus Peer Support meeting of the  school year.

Peer Support holds first on-campus meeting of the year

Charlie Seymour February 25, 2021

Students gathered at school Saturday, Feb. 20, for the first on-campus Peer Support (PSUPP) meeting of the  school year. Each respective PSUPP group sat in socially distanced circles on the upper school’s...

Students invited back to campus for social activities

Sandra Koretz October 31, 2020

In an email to upper school students, Prefect Council announced that the campus will be open to students to participate in small group activities starting the week of Nov. 9. Attending these group activities...

Letter to the Editors – Head of Peer Support Tina McGraw

Tina McGraw, Head of Peer Support October 1, 2020

This Letter to the Editors was written in response to factual inaccuracies in the opinion article, "Conflict Crisis," published in issue one of Volume 30. Peer Support started 30 years ago, right before...

Conflict Crisis

Julian Andreone August 27, 2020

A Letter to the Editors was written in response to this piece and published in issue two of Volume 30 in order to address factual inaccuracies. Peer Support, the largest club on campus, presents itself...

McGraw ’01 returns to teach psychology

Lucas Lee September 15, 2018

Tina McGraw ’01 will return to her alma mater as both the head of Peer Support and a psychology teacher. She will be transferring to a school setting for the first time after working in drug and...

Supp? Peer Support chooses coordinators for 2018-2019 school year

Jeanine Kim April 26, 2018

Eve Baxter ’19, Allie Sassa ’19, Will Pease ’19 and Bryce Porter ’19 will serve as the Peer Support Coordinators for the upcoming 2018-19 school year. Of the 20 students who applied, the four...

Photo Illustration by Sofia Heller

Staying Afloat: Seeking mental health resources on and off campus

Sofia Heller November 20, 2017

Hunter* ’18 felt his anxiety increasing. When Monday night arrived, he was on the brink of a breakdown. However, as soon as he sat down in his Peer Support group and began to share, his fears instantly...

Peer Support chooses coordinators, trainees

Gabi Berchtold June 2, 2017

Upper school psychologist and Peer Support Program Head Luba Bek announced coordinators and trainees for the 2017-2018 school year April 24 and May 19, respectively. Axel Rivera de Leon ’18, Charlotte...

Jordan Goldstein 17 leads a group of preschoolers to Ted Slavin Field in advance of a Special Olympics event. Credit: Pavan Tauh/Chronicle

School hosts Special Olympics event for preschoolers

Anthony Weinraub December 2, 2016

Students high-fived and cheered on preschoolers as they participated in events ranging from walking across a balance beam to running around cones during the Special Olympics Young Athletes Festival Dec....

Will Granger ’18, Charles Flippen ’18 and Kevin Wesel ’17 (left to right) laugh as they reflect on their Peer Support training session. Mark Rosner spoke to the team.

Professional trains group peer leaders

Gabi Berchtold November 23, 2016

Peer Support trainees and leaders participated in a training event at the Upper School on Nov. 19. The four hour event featured Mark Rosner, the director of the Council in Schools program at the Ojai Foundation,...

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